Tribes, Pagodas and Cities of Burma
From 2349 $ per person
From the temples of the kingdom of Bagan to Mandalay Palace, from colonial houses of Rangoon to those on stilts of Inle, this classic course allows you to discover the prominent sites of Myanmar.
On this Burmese sojourn, you will also get to interact with ethnic groups while trekking. These treks are easy and open to all, whether beginners or experienced walkers. You will travel on the Shan mountains, north-east of the country, in forest and mountain landscapes, dotted with lakes. You will encounter the ethnic Pa-Oh and Danu, people who live according to their traditions. You will then go back to the enchanting Inle Lake where you can discover floating villages.
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From $ 2,613 / person based on two participants.
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> Accommodation in double room
> Accompanying English speaking local guides at the monuments
> Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
> The entrance fees at included monuments
> Internal flights
> The cruise in Bagan
> The carriage ride to Bagan and Ava
> The circular train and ferry to Rangoon
> The boat trip on Inle Lake
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> International Flights
> Optional activities (hot air ballooning in Bagan)
> Lunch & dinners
> Increase of prices during the peak season (Christmas, etc.)
> Check in and check out outside the hours prescribed
> Anything that is not mentioned in the price includes
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Day 1: Arrive in Rangoon
Reception at the airport (usually in the morning) and transfer to your hotel. Discover the city, the royal lake and at night the Chinatown Rangoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Yangon
In the morning, visit the amazing floating market of the small town of Dhala which you can travel to from Rangoon in a ferry. In the afternoon, visit the colonial district of Rangoon and at sunset discover the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Yangon-Bagan [1:30 flight]
In the morning, fly to the city of Bagan, which was founded in the second century AD. In the afternoon, visit the temples and craft workshops. Your day ends with a cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Bagan
In the morning, walk into the vibrant market of Nyaung Shwe before visiting the golden pagoda Shwezigon. In the afternoon, take a tour of the temples and Dhammayangyi Sulamani. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bagan - Mandalay [30 minute flight]
In the early morning, catch your flight to Mandalay. Visit the palaces and temples of the most sacred city of Myanmar, the former royal capital. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Amarapura - Mandalay [45 minutes drive]
Morning departure to Sagaing hill which is dotted with a thousand pagodas. You will then visit the ancient capital Ava aboard a coach before joining Amarapura, the immortal city. At dusk, discover the longest teak bridge in the world called U Bein. Back to Mandalay for the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Mandalay - Heho-Pindaya [45 min flight - 3H road - 59Km]
After breakfast, take off from Mandalay to reach Heho in Shan State. Drive to Pindaya, a quiet mountain town located on Lake Botoloke. Visit the market and tea plantations. In the late afternoon, venture into the prehistoric caves of a thousand Buddhas Pindaya. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Pindaya - Kalaw [2 hour drive - 51 km]
In the morning, visit the Pindaya market before taking the road to Kalaw, a former resort founded by the British. Enjoy a tour of the city and its colonial buildings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Kalaw - Thar Mine Khan [6h walk]
Depart for a trek in the morning, which will take you through fields and hills to the village of Thar Mine Khan. Along the way, encounter ethnic Danu, Pa-Oh and Taung Yoe. Lunch and dinner with the locals. Night at the Monastery Mine Thar Khan.
Day 10: Thar Mine Khan - Wa Gyi Myaung [6h walk]
Continue your trek through forests and the steepest hills. Meet the ethnic Pa-Oh on the way. Lunch and dinner with the locals. Night at the Monastery Wa Gyi Myaung.
Day 11: Kalaw - Inle Lake [4h walk]
In the morning, depart towards the village of Khaung Doe, situated on Lake Inle. After lunch, return to your hotel by boat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Inle
Leave in the morning by boat to discover floating villages of the lake and the Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery. Visit workshops manufacturing cigars and silver jewelry if you wish. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Inle - Inle Indein-[2h boat]
After breakfast, walk around the local market where Inle meets the surrounding tribes. In the afternoon, take a canoe to the village of Indein to discover its magnificent stupas, renowned throughout Myanmar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Inle - Heho - Yangon 1 hour drive - 52 Km] [1h flight]
In the morning visit the market of Nyaung Shwe, a charming town located on Shan Lake. Also visit the ’docks’ in the city where products are assembled and then distributed throughout Myanmar. In the afternoon, catch the flight to Yangon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Departure from Rangoon
In the morning, relax or shop in the Bogyoke market, filled with jewels and rare fabrics. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your international flight. End of our services.